Good governance must percolate down to lowest level: M Venkaiah Naidu

Good governance must percolate down to lowest level: M Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday emphasised that good governance must “percolate down to the lowest level”.

New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday emphasised that good governance must “percolate down to the lowest level”.

Presiding over the 67th Annual Meeting of general body of Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) via video conferencing, the Vice President said that the government has been making policies and designing programmes that are intended to improve the quality of life of people and make people’s life happy and comfortable by fast-tracking India’s development, read a statement from the Vice President’s Secretariat.

“Good governance must percolate down to the lowest level. The vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ‘minimum government and maximum governance’. The Government has been making policies and designing programmes that are intended to improve the quality of life of people and make people’s life happy and comfortable by fast tracking India’s development,” Naidu said.

“Indian economy has started reviving. IMF has projected that Indian economy would grow by 9.5 per cent in 2021 and 8.5 per cent in 2022… With the financial inclusion of citizens, and nearly 44 crore new beneficiaries having opened their bank accounts, benefits are reaching the poorest section of the society directly. Nearly 180 crore beneficiaries have received support. People of the country have faith today that they will get benefits of government schemes without any middlemen. ‘Su-Raj’ (good governance) is clearly a priority of the government,” he added.

Mentioning several initiatives by the Centre such as Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Ayushman Bharat Infrastructure Mission, Ayushman Bharat-Digital Mission and the recently announced 100 lakh crore national infrastructure master plan, ‘Gati Shakti’, the Vice President said that India is clearly on a transformative path. 

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Naidu said the government was emphasising on technology to achieve minimum government-maximum governance; bridging the gap between the government and people, system and facilities, problems and solutions; eliminating the difficulties and increasing the convenience of the general public. “It is involving the private sector and the civil society in a big way as partners in shaping the India of tomorrow,” he added.

first published:Nov. 1, 2021, 6:27 p.m.

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